Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Mar 2011 12:59 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y If you were, you know, living your lives, you've probably missed it, but old fires are burning brightly once again: there's somewhat of a falling-out going on between KDE and GNOME, with Canonical siding squarely with... KDE. The issue seems to revolve around GNOME's lack of collaboration, as explained by KDE's Aaron Seigo.
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Mystilleef
Member since:
2005-06-29

And the response to that by Dan (a GNOME developer).

http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xdg/2010-January/011238.html

Read it fully...

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superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

Yes, and Aaron responded to his mail as well of course. Dan got exposed for his silly arguments and of course kept going and going. I guess he and Aaron should spend some time in a room to fight it out - he refuses to understand what it is all about. And as I said before, if a non-technical person like me can get that, and if there are already 3 entirely independent implementations of the standard, Dan's stubborn criticism can only be seen as dishonest.

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Mystilleef Member since:
2005-06-29

Well, I'm a technical person and I disagree with your non-technical perspective.

So lets get technical. You can't write a specification to an implementation or write an implementation then call it a specification. A specification is a detailed unambiguous protocol. It's not an API. That's the crux of Dan's argument. And that argument is "technically" sound.

This is all software engineering jargon and I don't know your background. However, I'd refrain from making wild accusations on Dan's judgement given that some technical knowledge is needed to make any sensible remark on the issue.

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